Retailers are under pressure to meet customer demands for choice and convenience. This is while they try to increase sales margins and control expenses and cash flow. One of the most important assets that affects all these levers is a retailer’s inventory. This paper explores how retailers can transform inventory management to increase sales revenue.
The unexpected presence of sewing needles in pears and strawberries sold across Australia, a few months ago, raised serious concerns. Though criminal investigations confirmed it was a malicious act, for the farmers and retailers involved it raised questions about tracking the food products they supply or sell. This paper explores the topic of traceability and … Read moreTraceability: An imperative for your food supply chain
Bunzl Safety, a subsidiary of Bunzl Australasia, offers work wear, footwear, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), lifting and materials handling equipment, height safety systems and technical services. With over 60 years in the business, Bunzl Safety is a well-respected brand servicing Australian organisations in a wide range of sectors.
CEOs are responsible for the difficult choices – and often these choices are thrust upon them by issues that affect the business world at large. Many of these issues will be familiar to readers of this report. Though generally robust and stable, the Australian economy appears to be progressing through a period of uncertainty, buffeted … Read moreRisks and opportunities: The five key concerns of Australian CEOs in 2016
Last year ended not with a bang but with a whimper. Weak international trade and subdued investments affected global growth, bringing it to its slowest pace since 2009. The outlook for 2017 seems slightly brighter, but a number of unknowns loom on the horizon. From unpredictable political leaders to unclear economic policies and unresolved geopolitical … Read moreUncharted Waters: How uncertainty will shape Australian CEOs’ leadership priorities in 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, Pronto Software has worked with The CEO Institute to conduct a survey of its members. During The CEO Institute Summit in 2018, more than 250 senior leaders across Australia, from diverse industries shared their feedback about: The most significant trends or challenges they expect their business to face in 2018 … Read moreBusiness takes back control: Australian leaders gear up for growth
As the industrial world evolves, its impact on the environment becomes more and more evident. We recognise the devastating effect of chemical pollutants on our air, our water, and the land itself. The world reacts to practices that deplete the ozone layer, affect the food chain, and endanger the oceans.
The mining industry is ruled by efficiency. The organisations that can extract, process, and deliver materials with the least amount of waste stand to be the most profitable. With vast footprints in remote locations, diverse labour forces, and long term projects, miners require an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that is specific, adaptable and complementary … Read moreInnovative IT Infrastructure: Cloud ERP and its application for the mining industry
There comes a time when most successful small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to make some hard decisions. If they want to continue to grow and maintain a competitive edge, they can no longer rely on small-scale IT platforms or disconnected software applications to handle their increasingly complex business processes.
Cloud-based infrastructures allow businesses to reap the benefits of reduced capital expenditure and IT maintenance costs, and free up chief information officers (CIOs) to focus on IT strategy and other activities with higher business value. However, although businesses continue moving to the cloud, many still harbour concerns over performance and security. How can a system … Read moreERP performance and security considerations for cloud and on-premises deployments